We’ve all had rough moments, but there are things to tell yourself on a bad day that will help you make it through. It’s all about your attitude. If you think positively, your luck will start to change. The next time you’re overly stressed, repeat these things to tell yourself on a bad day.
1. It’ll End
Even if your day is rough from the moment you wake up, there’s fewer than twenty-four hours until a new day. It might seem like a while, but it’ll be tomorrow before you know it. One of the things to tell yourself on a bad day is that it’s going to end. Soon, you’ll get to fall asleep in a comfortable bed and start anew. It’s only a matter of hours until you get a fresh start.
2. Not Doomed to Repeat
Just because today was horrible, that doesn’t mean that tomorrow will be just as bad. In fact, chances are that tomorrow will be much better in comparison. When you’re having a bad day, remember that things can change. One bad day doesn’t mean that you’re going to have a horrible week or month or year. Every single day is different, so never start your day with a negative attitude.
3. Don’t Blame the Innocent
When you’re stressed, it’s easy to lash out at the people around you. However, you have to hold yourself back so that you don’t ruin their day. Hurting others can feel satisfying at first, but it’ll only make you more depressed in the end. Do you really want to cause an innocent person pain? It’s best to remember that you won’t benefit from making others as miserable as you.
4. You’ve Done It before
How many bad days have you had? The number is high, but you’re still around to tell the tale. You’re strong enough to make it through any situation. Whenever you feel like giving up hope, remember that you’ve survived every other bad day you’ve had. If you’ve done it before, you can do it again.
5. Help is Nearby
When your day goes south, remember that you have people who care about you in your life. You should know them well enough to determine who will ignore your texts and who will answer any phone call. Contact someone that you can depend on, and tell them about your issues. If you don’t want to discuss your horrible day, you can at least call to hear a familiar voice. It can help more than you’d think.
6. Things Have Been Worse
Is the situation you’re in really the worst you’ve ever been in? If not, then you’re well aware that things could get worse. Instead of being upset about all of the things that went wrong, appreciate the things that went right. No matter how small they are, they could help bring a smile to your face.
7. Power to Change
The second half of your day doesn’t have to be as horrid as the first half. Remember that you’re in charge of your happiness. Sure, there are some things that you can’t change, however, you can change the way you perceive the world. Put on a smile and remain cheery, and who knows how quickly your day could turn around?
8. Deep Breathing Breaks
You can not imagine how your body works on overtime when you get stressed out and how bad it is for your health. Remember, during those horrible times that you still have your health and take a few deep breaths. It'll clear your head and completely calm you down.
9. Tomorrow Will Come
Tomorrow is another day and while I mentioned that you won't have a horrible week, month or year just because of one bad day, tomorrow is a chance to start over completely and a chance to wipe away this horrible day.
10. It's Okay to Have a Bad Day
Some of us are perfectionists and that means that we like to have every single thing perfect. It can't be like that all of the time and so you have to understand and realize, it's okay to have a bad day, it's part of life.
11. Failing Doesn't Mean the End
Is your bad day caused by something that you failed? Remember, you won't be perfect at everything and some things, you'll fail at but it's okay -- you'll get better and challenge yourself harder. Repeat after me: it's okay to fail.
Don’t let a few hours of misery get you down. The present may be rough, but the future holds great things for you! How do you make it through bad days?
This post was written in collaboration with editor Heather Jensen.